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  foNETiks 
  A newsletter for 
  The International Phonetic Association 
  and for the Phonetic Sciences 
 
  January 2010 
 
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Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK 
Gerry Docherty, Newcastle University, UK 
Paul Foulkes, University of York and JP French Associates, UK 
Lisa Lim, University of Hong Kong 
 
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** THE EDITORS WISH ALL READERS THE VERY BEST FOR 2010 ** 
 
 
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  ANNOUNCEMENTS 
  [new ones marked ##] 
  [date of first appearance follows] 
 
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14-16 January 2010, The Word in Phonology. CUNY Grad Center, New York City, USA. http://www.cunyphonologyforum.net/word.php  (10/09) 
 
28-30 January 2010. 7th Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP7). Nice, France. http://www.unice.fr/dsl/ocp7/ (12/09) 
 
30 January 2010. Templates and Phonological Theory, Nice, France. http://www.unice.fr/dsl/ocp7/ (11/09) 
 
4-6 February 2010. 2nd Language Phonology 2010. Gainesville, FL, USA. http://caspslp2010.edublogs.org/ (11/09) 
 
12-14 February 2010. Georgetown Linguistics Society 2010 - Sound, Structure, Meaning: Explorations at the Interface. Washington, D.C., USA. http://sites.google.com/site/gls2010site/Home  (09/09) 
 
13-14 February 2010. Computational Modelling of Sound Pattern Acquisition. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. http://www.ualberta.ca/~kirchner/CMSPA.html (09/09) 
 
19-20 February 2010. 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Los Angeles, USA. http://www.wccfl2010.org (11/09) 
 
24-26 February 2010. Prosodic Typology: State of the Art & Future Prospects. Berlin, Germany. http://www2.hu-berlin.de/dgfs/  (09/09) 
 
26-28 February 2010. Creation of Multilingual Speech Resources. Mysore, India. http://www.ldcil.org/up/cmsr.html (12/09) 
 
8-10 March 2010. Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions. Bristol, UK. http://language.psy.bris.ac.uk/workshop/index.html (12/09) 
 
19-21 March 2010. Ultrafest V, Haskins Labs, New Haven, CT, USA. http://www.haskins.yale.edu/conferences/ultrafestV.html (09/09) 
 
22-23 March 2010. International Programme in Maltese Linguistics. Valletta, Malta. http://www.fis.com.mt/programmes.html  (11/09) 
 
23 March 2010. Fifth Newcastle Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics. Newcastle, UK. www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/postgrad/conference.htm (11/09) 
 
24-25 March 2010.  BIMEP 2010, Belgrade International Meeting of English Phoneticians. Belgrade, Serbia.  bimep.2010 at gmail.com  (10/09) 
 
29-31 March 2010. British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium 2010. University of Westminster, London, UK. at http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ baap2010/index.php (12/09) 
 
13 April 2010. GLOW Workshop on Phonology and Phonetics. Wroclaw, Poland. http://www.ifa.uni.wroc.pl/~glow33 (11/09) 
 
14-17 April 2010. 8th International conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang8). Utrecht University, NL. http://evolang2010.nl/ (05/09) 
 
19-24 April 2010. AMAZONICAS III: Phonology and Syntax. Bogota, Colombia. http://www.humanas.unal.edu.co/amazonicas3 (12/09) 
 
1-3 May 2010. New Sounds 2010: Sixth International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech. Poznan, Poland. http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/newsounds/  (03/08, 06/09) 
 
11-14 May 2010. Fifth International Conference on Speech Prosody. Doubletree Magnificent Mile, Chicago, USA. http://speechprosody2010.illinois.edu (05/09) 
 
20-22 May 2010. 18th Manchester Phonology Meeting. Manchester, UK. http://www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/18mfm.html (11/09) 
 
## 23 May, 2010. Third International Workshop on EMOTION (satellite of LREC): 
CORPORA FOR RESEARCH ON EMOTION AND AFFECT, Mediterranean Conference Centre 
Valletta Malta. http://emotion-research.net/sigs/speech-sig/emotion-workshop (01/10) [further details below] 
 
## 25-28 May 2010. XXVIIIèmes Journées d'Étude sur la Parole, Mons, Belgium. 
http://w3.umh.ac.be/jep2010/index.htm (01/10) [further details below] 
 
## 28-30 May 2010. International Phonetics-Phonology Conference, College of English Language and Literature at Shanghai International Studies University (SHISU). [Further details below] 
 
## 17th June 2010. FirthDay, School of Oriental and African Studies, London. (01/10)  [Further details below] 
 
23-26 June, 2010. 13th Meeting of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association. Oslo, Norway. www.hf.uio.no/icpla2010 (09/09) 
 
## 24-25 June 2010. Dutch Accents in English, Amsterdam, Netherlands. http://www2.hum.uu.nl/solis/hum/congres/uiteng/eng.htm (01/10) 
[further details  below] 
 
24-25 June 2010. Child Language Seminar. City University, London, UK. http://www.city.ac.uk/lcs/childlanguageseminar.html. (07/09) 
 
8-10 July 2010, 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA. http://www.unm.edu/~labfon12/  (06/09) 
 
25-27 August 2010. ISCA Workshop on Experimental Linguistics. Athens, Greece. http://conferences.phil.uoa.gr/exling/ (12/09) 
 
8-10 September 2010. Phonlex 2010 International Conference. Toulouse, France. http://blogs.univ-tlse2.fr/phonlex2010 (11/09) 
 
9-11 September 2010. 4th Conference on Tone and Intonation in Europe (TIE4). Stockholm, Sweden. http://www.nordiska.su.se/tie4 (11/09) 
 
## 10-11 September 2010. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching; Hosted by TESL/Applied Linguistics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA USA. (01/10) [further details below] 
 
23-25 September 2010. Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology. Provo, Utah, USA. http://hispling.byu.edu/larp/ (12/09) 
 
26-30 September 2010. Interspeech 2010. Spoken Language Processing for All. Makuhari, Japan. http://www.interspeech2010.org/ (12/09) 
 
## 27 September- 1 October 2010. Summer School CPMSP2 - 2010: “Cognitive and Physical Models of Speech Production, Speech Perception and Production-Perception Interaction” 
Part III: Planning and Dynamics, Berlin. (01/10) [further details below] 
 
21-22 October 2010. Workshop on Sound Change. Barcelona, Spain. http://www.traces.uab.cat/soundchange/ (09/09, 12/09) 
 
6-19 November 2010. Tutorial and Special Session on Forensic Voice Comparison and Forensic Acoustics at 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics. Cancún, Mexico. http://cancun2010.forensic-voice-comparison.net/ 
 
16-19 November 2010. Sound of Indo-European 2 (SIE2). Opava, Czech Republic. (12/09) 
 
 
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  CONFERENCES 
***************** 
 
FirthDay 
 
17th June, 2010, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 
School of Oriental and African Studies, London 
 
As the UK's first Professor of General Linguistics, J. R. Firth influenced generations of linguistics scholars down to the present day. His innovative approaches to phonological theory (Prosodic Analysis), semantics (collocational analysis), and other aspects of language remain influential today, and if anything continue to grow in their impact. 
 
As a celebration of the 120th anniversary of his birth, and to mark fifty years since his death, there will be a day of talks and remembrances. Papers are invited in any of the many areas of linguistics which interested Firth, including: 
 
-       Phonetics 
-       Prosodic phonology 
-       South Asian languages, especially those of India, Pakistan and Burma 
-       Semantics, Pragmatics, and 'context of use' 
-       Anthropological linguistics and language in society 
-       Applied linguistics and linguistic policy 
-       History of linguistics (including the history of linguistics in Firth's own time) 
 
Papers may be written from any perspective, past or current, but should be of interest to the broad range of participants who are likely to attend. Papers will be peer-reviewed and published. Time will also be made for remembrances, reflections and comments (of a few minutes each, or longer by arrangement), and there will be an exhibition of important items from the Firth archives at SOAS and York. 
 
Refreshments, a buffet lunch and an early evening wine reception will be provided. It is hoped to raise sufficient sponsorship to keep the registration fee as low as possible, with free registration for students. 
 
To celebrate the long and close connection between Firth and the Philological Society, the Society intends to offer a number of travel grants to enable postgraduate students to attend this event. If you would like to apply for funding, please contact the Hon. Treasurer, Dr Philip Durkin, by email to [log in to unmask] by 1 March 2010; you should ask your supervisor to write to him in support of your application. 
 
The programme will be arranged in early February and finalized in early April. If you are interested in attendance, offering a talk, or a shorter reflection, please email or write to the Programme Chair as soon as possible, before 28th January. Further details about the meeting will be posted at http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/FirthDay 
 
John Coleman 
Oxford University Phonetics Laboratory 
41 Wellington Square 
Oxford OX1 2JF, UK 
[log in to unmask] 
 
We warmly appreciate the support of the Philological Society, the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas, and the Department of Linguistics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 
 
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International Phonetics-Phonology Conference, Shanghai. 
 
28-30 May 2010 
 
The College of English Language and Literature at Shanghai International Studies University (SHISU) will host an International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics from May 28 until May 30, 2010 (Friday–Sunday). The conference theme is “Accent on Tone”, but panel discussions will focus on a number of topics: 
 
1.      General phonology and phonetics 
2.       Phonology and phonetics of Chinese languages 
3.      Interface between phonology and phonetics with morphology, syntax and semantics 
4.      The description and analysis of Shanghainese (not limited to phonology and phonetics) 
5.      Pronunciation teaching and interference in L2-acquisition 
6.      Tone and intonation 
7.      Historical phonology and language change 
8.      Other topic: _________ (if applicable) 
 
Invited speakers are Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University Nijmegen), Zhang Jisheng (East China Normal University), Li Bing (Nankai University), Wang Hongyan (Shenzhen University), Haruo Kubozono (Kobe University), Hsieh Feng-fan (National Tsing Hua University) and Harry van der Hulst (University of Connecticut). 
 
The working language of the conference will be English, except for panels with exclusively Chinese participants. Participants need to pay for their own travelling fares and accommodation, plus a conference fee of 800 RMB (non-SHISU postgraduates: half price; SHISU graduates: free). Please note that the 2010 Shanghai EXPO will be in full swing at the time of the conference. 
 
Abstracts for papers (200-300 words, including title and key words) and registration forms (see below) should reach us by email before March 31, 2010. Please indicate which panel the paper is intended for. Papers submitted to the conference proceedings will be selected for publication in a journal to be determined. 
 
College of English Language and Literature 
Shanghai International Studies University 
Organizing Committee for International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics 
200083, Shanghai, China 
 
Contact person: WAN Xiaolei 
E-Mail: [log in to unmask] 
Tel.: 86021- 67701355, 55511303 
Fax: 86021- 55395556 
 
Registration Form (please complete and send by email before March 31, 2010): 
Name : 
Title : 
Institution : 
Address, incl. ZIP code : (please ensure the accuracy of this part so the letter 
of invitation can reach you on time) 
Email : 
Tel. : 
Mobile : 
Panel choice : 
 
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Third International Workshop on EMOTION (satellite of LREC): 
CORPORA FOR RESEARCH ON EMOTION AND AFFECT 
 
http://emotion-research.net/sigs/speech-sig/emotion-workshop 
Sunday, 23rd May 2010 
Mediterranean Conference Centre 
Valletta Malta 
 
In Association with 
7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION 
LREC2010 http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/ 
Main Conference 19th-21st May 2010 
 
 
Call for Papers. 
 
Recognition of emotion in speech has recently matured to one of the key disciplines in speech analysis serving next generation human-machine and –robot communication and media retrieval systems. However, compared to automatic speech and speaker recognition, where several hours of speech of a multitude of speakers in a great variety of different languages are available, sparseness of resources has accompanied emotion research to the present day: genuine emotion is hard to collect, ambiguous to annotate, and tricky to distribute due to privacy preservation. 
 
The few available corpora suffer from a number of issues owing to the peculiarity of this young field: as in no related task, different forms of modelling reaching from discrete over complex to continuous emotions exist, and ground truth is never solid due to the often highly different perception of the mostly very few annotators. Given by the data sparseness – most widely used corpora feature below 30 min of speech – cross-validation without strict test, development, and train partitions, and without strict separation of speakers throughout partitioning are the predominant evaluation strategy, which is obviously sub-optimal. Acting of emotions was often seen as a solution to the desperate need for data, which often resulted in further restrictions such as little variation of spoken content or few speakers. As a result, many interesting potentially progressing ideas cannot be addressed, as clustering of speakers or the influence of languages, cultures, speaker health state, etc.. 
 
Previous LREC workshops on Corpora for research on Emotion and Affect (at LREC 2006 and 2008) have helped to consolidate the field, and in particular there is now growing experience of not only building databases but also using them to build systems (for both synthesis and detection). This workshop aims to continue the process, and lays particular emphasis on showing how databases can be or have been used for system building. 
 
Papers are invited in the area of corpora for research on emotion and affect. Topics include, but are not limited to: 
 
-Novel corpora of affective speech in audio and multimodal data – in particular with high number of speakers and high diversity (language, age, speaking style, health state, etc.) 
-Case studies of the way databases have been or can be used for system building 
-Measures for quantitative corpus quality assessment 
-Standardisation of corpora and labels for cross-corpus experimentation 
-Mixture of emotions (i.e. complex or blended emotions) 
-Real-life applications 
-Long-term recordings for intra-speaker variation assessment 
-Rich and novel annotations and annotation types 
-Communications on testing protocols 
-Evaluations on novel or multiple corpora 
 
ORGANISING COMMITEE 
 
Laurence Devillers / Björn Schuller 
LIMSI-CNRS, France 
 
Roddy Cowie / Ellen Douglas-Cowie 
Queen's University, UK 
 
Anton Batliner 
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany 
 
Contact: Laurence Devillers and Björn Schuller, [log in to unmask] 
 
IMPORTANT DATES 
Deadline for 1500-2000 words abstract submission     12th February 2010 
Notification of acceptance  12th March 2010 
Final version of accepted paper  22nd March 2010 
Workshop full-day  23rd May 2010 
 
SUBMISSIONS 
The workshop will consist of paper and poster presentations. 
 
Submitted abstracts of papers for oral and poster must consist of about 1500-2000 words. Final submissions should be 4 pages long, must be in English, and follow the submission guidelines at LREC2010. Papers need to be submitted via the START page of LREC 2010. When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. For further information on this new iniative, please refer to 
 
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/?LREC2010-Map-of-Language-Resources. 
 
Following this initiative, all contributions shall provide an additional corpus description according to a template (with example) provided by the organisers at the time of submission. The information will consist of providing site, domain, classes or dimensions with definition, context, language(s), spoken content, type, status, size, speaker and instance numbers, total duration, recording, encoding and storage details, annotator number, annotation state and format, and partitioning type. In addition they are asked to provide audio examples if possible. 
 
As soon as possible, authors are encouraged to send to [log in to unmask] a brief email indicating their intention to participate, including their contact information and the topic they intend to address in their submissions. Submission site: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2010/EMOTION2010/ 
 
Proceedings of the workshop will be printed by the LREC Local Organising Committee. 
 
Submitted papers will undergo peer-review. 
 
TIME SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION FEE 
The workshop will consist of a full-day session, and there will be time for collective discussions. 
 
For this full-day Workshop, the registration fee will be specified on http://emotion-research.net/sigs/speech-sig/emotion-workshop 
 
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Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching 
September 10-11, 2010 
 
Hosted by TESL/Applied Linguistics 
Iowa State University 
Ames, IA USA 
 
Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching is a conference to bring 
together pronunciation researchers and teachers. The conference invites papers 
on any aspect of pronunciation teaching and learning and encourages papers and 
posters from all languages. 
 
Call for Papers 
 
Invited Speaker: 
Murray Munro, Simon Fraser University 
British Columbia, Canada 
 
Pronunciation and Intelligibility: Issues in Research and Practice 
 
A generally accepted goal of pronunciation pedagogy is to help learners achieve 
a comfortably intelligible pronunciation rather than a native-like one. But 
what should this goal look like in the kinds of research studies we conduct, in 
our classroom practice, and in the creation of self-study and computer assisted 
pronunciation materials? How is intelligibility connected to comprehensibility 
in setting goals? What part does irritation play in judgments of 
intelligibility? Are there features that do not greatly impact intelligibility 
yet remain essential to teach? Which elements of pronunciation are most 
important in achieving a comfortably intelligible pronunciation? How is 
intelligibility related to listening comprehension and to gesture? What 
principles can help teachers make decisions regarding intelligibility? How do 
computer-assisted pronunciation materials impact how we individualize 
instruction for diverse groups of learners? 
 
This second annual conference invites proposals for papers or poster 
presentations on any aspect of pronunciation research, teaching and learning, 
especially those related to how issues related to intelligibility and 
comprehensibility impact the teaching of pronunciation, listening and speaking, 
and also presentations related to innovative uses of technology in teaching 
pronunciation. Papers will be given in English, but papers addressing the 
teaching and learning of pronunciation for any language are encouraged. 
 
Presenters will be invited to submit their papers for a peer-reviewed, on-line 
proceedings of the conference. 
 
Please submit a 250-word abstract by April 1, 2009 at 
http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/PSLLT2010 if you wish to present a paper or 
a poster at the conference. Acceptances will be sent out by May 1. Please 
specify whether you would like your abstract to be considered as a paper or a 
poster. 
 
For further information about the conference, contact John M. Levis 
(jlevisiastate.edu) 
 
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XXVIIIèmes Journées d'Étude sur la Parole 
 
Mons, Belgium 
 
25-28 May 2010 
 
http://w3.umh.ac.be/jep2010/index.htm 
 
Call for Papers 
 
2e Appel à Communications 
 
Calendrier: 
Date limite de soumission: 18 janvier 2010 
Notification aux auteurs: 15 mars 2010 
Conférence: 25-28 mai 2010 
 
Thematiques: 
Les communications porteront sur la communication parlée et le traitement de 
la parole dans leurs différents aspects. Les thèmes de la conférence incluent, 
de façon non limitative: 
 
Acoustique de la parole 
Acquisition de la parole et du langage 
Analyse, codage et compression de la parole 
Applications à composantes orales (dialogue, indexation...) 
Apprentissage d'une langue seconde 
Evaluation, corpus et ressources 
Modèles de langage 
Parole audio-visuelle 
Pathologies de la parole 
Perception de la parole 
Phonétique et phonologie 
Phonétique clinique 
Production de la parole 
Prosodie 
Psycholinguistique 
Reconnaissance et compréhension de la parole 
Reconnaissance de la langue 
Reconnaissance du locuteur 
Synthèse de la parole 
 
Critères de sélection: 
Les auteurs sont invités à soumettre des travaux de recherche originaux, 
n'ayant pas fait l'objet de publications antérieures. Les contributions proposées seront examinées par au moins deux spécialistes du domaine. Seront considérées en particulier: 
- l'importance et l'originalité de la contribution, 
- l'exactitude du contenu scientifique et technique, 
- la discussion critique des résultats, en particulier par rapport aux autres travaux du domaine, 
- la situation des travaux présentés dans le contexte de la recherche internationale, 
- l'organisation et la clarté de la présentation, 
- l'adéquation aux thèmes de la conférence. 
 
Les articles sélectionnés seront publiés dans les actes de la conférence. 
 
Modalités de soumission: 
Les articles soumis ne devront pas dépasser 4 pages en Times 10, sur deux 
colonnes, format A4. 
Différents modèles (Word, OpenOfficeWriter, Word2007, LaTeX, Postscript) sont 
disponibles sur le site de la conférence: 
http://w3.umh.ac.be/jep2010 
 
Les articles devront être soumis sous forme électronique sur le site web de la 
conférence avant le 18 janvier 2010. Les documents devront être envoyés 
exclusivement au format PDF. 
 
Bourses: 
L'AFCP offre un certain nombre de bourses pour les doctorants et jeunes chercheurs désireux de prendre part à la conférence, voir : http://www.afcp- 
parole.org/spip.php?article11 
 
L'ISCA apporte également un soutien financier aux jeunes chercheurs participant 
à des manifestations scientifiques sur la parole et le langage, voir : www.isca- 
speech.org/grants.html 
 
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Summer School CPMSP2 - 2010 
“Cognitive and Physical Models of Speech Production, Speech Perception and Production-Perception Interaction” 
Part III: Planning and Dynamics 
 
Berlin – September 27-October 1, 2010 
 
After two successful editions in Lubmin (2004) and Autrans (2007), we are pleased to announce the 3rd International CPMSP2 Summer School on “Cognitive and Physical Models of Speech Production, Speech Perception and Production-Perception Interaction”. The summer school will be held in Berlin from the 27th of September to the 1st of October 2010. 
 
The focus of this summer school will be the planning of speech sequences and its interactions with dynamical properties of speech production and speech perception. It will be organized around 9 tutorials addressing related issues from the linguistic, neurophysiologic, motor control, and perception perspectives. The following invited speakers have accepted to present these tutorials: 
* Rachine Ridouane – LPP – Paris: Units in speech planning 
* Pierre Hallé – LPP – Paris: Units in speech acquisition 
* Noël Nguyen – LPL – Aix-en-Provence: The dynamical approach to speech perception 
* Linda Wheeldom – University of Birmingham: Phonological monitoring in the production of spoken sequences 
* Jelena Krivokapic – Yale University: Prosodic planning in spoken sequences 
* Paul Cisek – Département de Physiologie – Université de Montréal: 
Human movement planning and control 
* Marianne Pouplier – IPS – München: Dynamical coupling of intergestural planning 
* Pascal Perrier – Gipsa-lab – Grenoble: Gesture planning integrating dynamical constraints and related issues in speech motor control 
* Peter Dominey – SCBRI - Lyon : Sensorimotor interactions and the construction of speech sequences 
 
The summer school is open to all students, postdocs and researchers. Its aim is to provide a platform for interchanges between students, junior and senior researchers by means of poster presentations, discussion forums and working groups, related to the topics addressed in the tutorials. Further information and conditions for participation can be found at http://summerschool2010.danielpape.info/ 
 
Dates 
Applications with one page abstract : April 6, 2010 Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2010 
Conference: September 27 – October 1, 2010 
 
We are looking forward to seeing you there! 
 
Organisers: 
Susanne Fuchs (ZAS Berlin) 
Melanie Weirich (ZAS Berlin) 
Daniel Pape (IEETA, University of Aveiro, Aveiro) 
Pascal Perrier (GIPSA-lab, Grenoble INP, Grenoble) 
 
Contact: [log in to unmask] 
 
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Dutch Accents in English 
 
24 - 25 June 2010  Amsterdam, Netherlands 
 
http://www2.hum.uu.nl/solis/hum/congres/uiteng/eng.htm 
 
Meeting Description: 
 
Utrecht University and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are organising a two-day 
symposium on the pronunciation of English in the Netherlands. The symposium is 
intended for all language users, including those in the corporate and public 
sectors, teachers, students and researchers. 
 
The symposium will be held on 24-25 June 2010 at the Vrije Universiteit 
Amsterdam. The symposium is organised by Rias van den Doel (UU) and Laura Rupp 
(VU). 
 
Call for Papers 
 
All over the world, proficiency in spoken English is playing an increasingly 
important role. Within a European context, considerably more emphasis is now 
being placed on effective pronunciation training - one example being the Common 
European Framework (CEF) for Languages. Nevertheless, very little attention is 
being paid to pronunciation training in the Netherlands, something which could 
have an adverse effect on professional and international interaction in English. 
 
In the "Dutch Accents in English" symposium, all involved language users in the 
Netherlands will be gathered together for the first time to explore the relevant 
issues and propose realistic solutions. 
 
Keynote Speakers: 
Beverley Collins and Inger Mees 
Priorities for pronunciation training in the Netherlands 
Leiden University Centre for Linguistics and Copenhagen Business School 
 
Jo Kim 
Pronunciation advice for companies and private individuals 
BBC Pronunciation Unit 
 
Pamela Rogerson-Revell 
Research into Business English 
University of Leicester 
 
Contributions will be welcomed on any one of the following topics: 
 
1. What is the role of English pronunciation in the Netherlands, both in 
professional and international exchanges, in the media, and in education? 
2. Which English pronunciation models (American, British, Dutch, EIL) are 
relevant in a Dutch context? How can these various models be evaluated? 
3. What is the best way to conduct pronunciation training? What areas need to be 
prioritised? 
4. Are there any groups of users with specific requirements and priorities? 
 
Contributions may be based either on research or on practical experience and may 
be presented in English or in Dutch. 
 
Each contribution will be allocated a 30-minute slot: a 20-minute presentation 
followed by a 10-minute Q&A session. Abstracts (max. 500 words) should be 
submitted to uitenguu.nl (using MS Word). Please attach two copies of your 
abstract, one being an anonymous version and one stating the title of the 
presentation, your name, affiliation, and email address. 
 
Registration will start on 24 May 2010. The conference fee will be 50 euros 
(including coffee and lunch). 
 
Dates 
- Deadline for the submission of proposals: 1 March 2010 
- Notification of acceptance: 3 May 2010 
- Registration: 24 May 2010 
- Symposium: 24-25 June 2010 
 
 
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  POSITIONS VACANT / STUDENTSHIPS 
********************** 
 
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics 
Nijmegen, Netherlands 
 
IMPRS for Language Sciences 
 
http://www.mpi.nl/education/imprs-for-language-sciences 
 
Call for Applications: 2010 International Max Planck Research School for 
Language Sciences PhD Fellowships 
 
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences 
is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and 
two research institutes based at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the 
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre for 
Language Studies. 
 
The research school offers an unrivalled training and research environment 
in the language sciences, allowing interdisciplinary work of the highest 
standard. 
 
The IMPRS for Language Sciences is now advertising three doctoral student 
fellowships in any field contributing to the science of language, for 
example, cognitive neuroscience of language, psycholinguistics or 
linguistics. The fellowships are, in the normal case, 3 years in length. 
Students will receive a monthly salary sufficient to cover living costs in 
Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 
 
Applicants must have a Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field, 
for example, linguistics, psychology, computer science or artificial 
intelligence. The working language of the school is English. 
 
Applications must consist of: 
 
- Curriculum vitae. 
 
- A statement of interest (no more than 250 words) briefly detailing 
background, research aspirations, proposed area of research and reasons for 
special interest in the IMPRS for Language Sciences. Candidates should also 
indicate which of the partner institutes and associated groups/projects 
they believe is the best fit for their research interests. 
 
- Names and email contact details of two referees. 
 
- Proof of English-language proficiency if not a native English speaker 
(see http://www.ru.nl/students/masters_student/admission/language for 
guidelines). 
 
Please do not submit more than the requested information. Short-listed 
applicants will take part in an interview process, to be held in March 2010. 
 
Applications must be received by 5 February 2010. 
 
For more information about the IMPRS for Language Sciences and its partner 
institutes, visit the research school's website at 
http://www.mpi.nl/education/imprs-for-language-sciences. 
 
Application Deadline: 05-Feb-2010 
Mailing Address for Applications: 
Rachel Sheer 
International Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences 
PO Box 310 
Nijmegen, Gelderland 6500AH 
Netherlands 
Email Address for Applications: imprsmpi.nl 
Contact Information: 
Rachel Sheer 
Email: imprsmpi.nl 
 
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Concordia University, Montreal 
Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics 
http://cmll.concordia.ca 
 
The Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics is seeking 
applications for two Limited-Term Appointments in Linguistics. Successful 
candidates will have a PhD or be ABD, have an active research profile and 
broad teaching experience. One position will be for a theoretical linguist 
with preference given to candidates with a specialization in semantics. 
The other position will be for a specialist in phonology/phonetics. For 
both positions, teaching or research expertise in historical linguistics, 
morphology, and/or cognitive science will be highly valued. 
 
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current CV, a statement 
of teaching interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates 
should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the 
department contact. Review of applications will begin as they are 
received. All applications should reach the department no later than March 
15, 2010. 
 
This position is subject to budgetary approval. Individuals holding 
limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and 
need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial 
appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a 
span of three consecutive years. The appointments will normally be made at 
the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2010 and ending May 
31, 2011. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three 
courses per semester. 
 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian 
citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 
Concordia University is committed to employment equity. 
 
For additional information, please visit the Faculty of Arts and Science 
website at: http://artsandscience1.concordia.ca/ 
 
Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2010 
Mailing Address for Applications: 
Chair Brad Nelson 
Dept. of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, H-663 
Concordia University 
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 
Canada 
 
Contact Information: 
Chair, CMLL Brad Nelson (bnelsonalcor.concordia.ca) 
 
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PostDoc (2 years) position available at the Radboud University Nijmegen. 
 
Job Description 
 
The FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network "BBfor2" (Bayesian Biometrics for Forensics) provides an opportunity for young researchers to study several biometric technologies in a forensic context.  The Network consists of 9 European research institutes and 3 associated partners.  The Network will provide regular workshops and Summer Schools, so that the 15 PhD students (Early Stage Researchers - ESRs) and PostDocs (Experienced Researchers - ERs) and senior researchers can exchange research experience, insights and ideas.   The main areas of research are Speaker Recognition, Face Recognition, Fingerprint Recognition, but also combinations of these techniques are studied.  The challenge of applying biometric techniques in a forensic context is to be able to deal with the uncontrolled quality of the evidence, and to provide calibrated likelihood scores.  The researchers in this Network will have the opportunity during their assignment to stay for some period at another Network institute and to get experience in an industrial or forensic laboratory. 
 
The PostDoc in the Network will be responsible for the scientific cohesion in the Network.  He or she will work together with the PhD students in the Network, translate research approaches across biometric modalities, while overseeing the overall issues from biometric technology to forensic application.  There will be a strong emphasis on organisational and reporting skills, stimulating, combining and extending research carried out in the Network, resulting in scientific publications. The PostDoc will work in close collaboration with the Scientific Co-ordinator of the Network.  Successful candidates have extensive experience in Machine Learning, Speech or Image Processing, Forensic Sciences or related areas.  Experience with processing of large data sets and skills in programming and scripting are important qualifications. 
 
Requirements 
 
Candidates should comply with the rules set forward by the FP7 Marie Curie ITNs:  Candidates should 
 - be transferring from another country, i.e., not be of Dutch nationality, and not have resided more than 12 months in the last 3 years in The Netherlands. 
 - be  willing to work in at least one other country in the BBfor2 network. 
 - hold a PhD, and have less than 5 years of research experience since their master degree. 
 
Organization 
 
The project will be carried out within the Centre for Language and Speech Technology (CLST), a research unit within the Faculty of Arts of the Radboud University Nijmegen.  The CLST hosts a large international group of senior researchers and PhD students who do research at the frontier of science and develop innovative applications. 
 
Conditions of employment 
 
The duration of the contract is 2 years. The PostDoc will receive an initial contract for the duration of one year, with the possibility of prolongation for another 1 year.  The salary is in accordance with the rules of the Marie Curie ITNs.  In addition to the salary, travel allowances and career exploratory allowances are foreseen according to generous Marie Curie ITN provisions. 
 
Additional information 
 
For further information about the position, please contact David van Leeuwen, [log in to unmask] . 
 
Applications 
 
Letters of application, including extensive CVs, (with reference to the vacancy number 23.01.10 and preferably by e-mail) can be sent to: [log in to unmask] . 
 
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PhD (3 years) position available at the Radboud University Nijmegen. 
 
Job description 
 
The FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network "BBfor2" (Bayesian Biometrics for Forensics) provides an opportunity for young researchers to study several biometric technologies in a forensic context.  The Network consists of 9 European research institutes and 3 associated partners.  The Network will provide regular workshops and Summer Schools, so that the 15 PhD students (Early Stage Researchers - ESRs) and PostDocs (Experienced Researchers - ERs) and senior researchers can exchange research experience, insights and ideas. 
The main areas of research are Speaker Recognition, Face Recognition, Fingerprint Recognition, but also combinations of these techniques are studied.  The challenge of applying biometric techniques in a forensic context is to be able to deal with the uncontrolled quality of the evidence, and to provide calibrated likelihood scores.  The researchers in this Network will have the opportunity during their assignment to stay for some period at another Network institute and to get experience in an industrial or forensic laboratory. 
 
The PhD student will investigate automatic speaker recognition in the forensic environment.  The research will include theoretical aspects such as developing a general framework for evidence evaluation and reporting, and experimental aspects by conducting studies with 
automatic speaker recognition systems.   The candidate will collaborate with other PhD students and senior researchers in the Network, in a highly interdisciplinary environment.  Successful candidates have a Master Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant disciplines with a strong background in pattern recognition and / or signal processing, and excellent communication and writing skills in English. 
 
Requirements 
 
Candidates should comply with the rules set forward by the FP7 Marie Curie ITNs:  Candidates should 
 - be transferring from another country, i.e., not be of Dutch nationality, and not have resided more than 12 months in the last 3 years in The Netherlands. 
 - be  willing to work in at least one other country in the BBfor2 network. 
 - have less than 4 years of research experience since their master degree, and not hold a PhD. 
 
Organization 
 
The project will be carried out within the Centre for Language and Speech Technology (CLST), a research unit within the Faculty of Arts of the Radboud University Nijmegen.  The CLST hosts a large international group of senior researchers and PhD students who do research at the frontier of science and develop innovative applications. 
 
Conditions of employment 
 
The duration of the contract is 3 years. The PostDoc will receive an initial contract for the duration of one year, with the possibility of prolongation for another 2 years.  The salary is in accordance with the rules of the Marie Curie ITNs.  In addition to the salary, travel allowances and career exploratory allowances are foreseen according to generous Marie Curie ITN provisions. 
 
Additional information 
 
For further information about the position(s), please contact David van Leeuwen, [log in to unmask] . 
 
Application 
 
Letters of application, including extensive CVs, (with reference to the vacancy number 23.02.10 and preferably by e-mail) can be sent to: [log in to unmask] 
 
 
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UCL Centre for Human Communication, UK. 
 
ESRC STUDENTSHIPS FOR MRes+PhD/PhD: 
 
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 29th January 2010 
The UCL Centre for Human Communication (CHC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two quota ESRC studentships for the academic year commencing September 2010 and is additionally able to nominate applications for an ESRC open competition studentship. 
 
ESRC studentships provide up to four years full funding for postgraduate training. They cover tuition fees and include a maintenance grant. 
 
The CHC will consider applicants for 1+3 quota and open studentships for the MRes in Speech, Language and Cognition followed by PhD research within the CHC group. Information about the MRes can be found at http://tinyurl.com/yb9p5d2 
 
We will also consider applicants who have completed relevant Masters-level training for a 3 year PhD studentship within the CHC. 
 
The CHC is a virtual centre that exists to foster interaction amongst UCL staff who are involved in research on human language and communication. Research spans an unusual range of disciplines, from those traditionally considered to lie in the humanities and social sciences, to those of a more scientific, engineering and medical aspect. Areas studied include, among others: 
•       basic aspects of hearing, speech and language, both in the adult and the developing child; 
•       linguistic theory concerning syntax, phonology and pragmatics; 
•       speech production and speech perception; 
•       acquisition of first and later-learned languages; 
•       sign languages; 
•       developmental language disorders like stuttering, dyslexia and specific language impairment; 
•       acquired language disorders like aphasia and dysarthria; 
•       hearing impairments and their remediation through training and prostheses (hearing aids and cochlear implants); 
•       speech recognition and speech synthesis by computer. 
More information about the CHC can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/chc/ 
 
Applicants should send a CV, covering letter and the names and email addresses of two referees to Dr Bronwen Evans at [log in to unmask] The covering letter should include an outline of the applicant's principal research interests. Applications for the 3 year PhD studentships only must also outline a plan of the intended research. Ideally, this plan should have been discussed with a potential supervisor based at UCL. Staff details can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/staff 
 
All applications are subject to the ESRC’s nationality and residency restrictions and applicants are also asked to indicate in their submission that they meet these criteria. Information about these are available in the ESRC's Postgraduate Funding Guide, which applicants are strongly advised to consult when completing their application. This can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/y8tm2qa 
 
Deadline: Friday 29th January 2009. Applications received after this date will still be considered for admission but will be too late to be considered for the ESRC quota studentship. 
 
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The Department of English Language, 
 
University of Glasgow, UK. 
 
ESRC Quota Award and Open Competition studentships. 
 
Applications are invited from exceptional candidates for an MLitt/ PhD 'quota award' and 'open competition' studentships in English Language and Linguistics. We are seeking applicants, ideally with a first-class undergraduate degree and/or good Master's degree. We invite those working in the areas of Sociolinguistics, Phonetics and Socio-onomastics to apply. 
 
Award: either 4 years (one year MLitt, 3 years PhD) or 3 years PhD. UK/EU students are eligible to apply. UK/EU tuition fees and maintenance stipend at the standard UK research rate. Please note that EU applicants must be resident in the UK for 3 years to obtain the full award. 
 
Potential applicants are invited to contact Dr. Jennifer Smith [log in to unmask] with an early expression of interest and indication of their proposed research area. From 1 January 2010 applicants should contact Professor Jeremy Smith  [log in to unmask] with the same information. Deadline for applications: 1 Feb 2010. Interviews will be held in April 2010. 
 
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PhD student for the research project ‘Feedback and the acquisition of syntax in oral proficiency’ (1,0 fte) 
Faculty of Arts, Radboud University, Nijmegen 
Vacancy number: 23.24.09 
Closing date: 1 February 2010 
 
Job description 
As a PhD student you will take part in the larger research project ‘Feedback and the acquisition of syntax in oral proficiency’. The goal of this research project is to investigate the essential role of feedback in L2 learning of syntax in oral proficiency. It will proceed from a granular level investigating the short-term effects of different types of feedback moves on different types of learners, to a global level by studying whether the granular, short-term effects also generalize to actual learning in the long term. Feedback will be provided through a CALL system that makes use of automatic speech recognition. This will make it possible to assess the learner’s oral production online and to provide feedback immediately under near-optimal conditions. As a PhD student you will study which feedback moves lead to immediate uptake and acquisition in the long term. 
You will be part of an international and interdisciplinary team and will work in a motivating research environment. 
For more information, see: http://lands.let.ru.nl/~strik/research/FASOP.html. 
 
Requirements 
You must have: 
- a Master’s degree in (Applied) Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Psycholinguistics, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science or Education; 
- an interest in second language acquisition; 
- programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Perl); 
- a working knowledge of Dutch and a good command of the English language. 
 
Organization 
The Faculty of Arts consists of eleven departments in the fields of language and culture, history, history of arts, linguistics and business communication, which together cater for about 2,800 students and collaborate closely in teaching and research. The project will be carried out at the Centre for Language Studies (http://www.ru.nl/cls/) as part of the Communicative Competences and Linguistic Information Processing research programmes. 
 
Conditions of employment 
Employment: 1,0 fte 
 
Additional conditions of employment 
The total duration of the contract is 3.5 years. The PhD students will receive an initial contract for 18 months with possible extension by 2 years. 
The starting gross salary is €2,042 per month based on full-time employment. 
 
The short-listed applicants will be interviewed in February 2010. 
 
Other Information 
Please include: 
- a copy of your university degree (in English or Dutch) 
- a list of all your university marks (in English or Dutch) 
- a motivation letter with details of research interests/experience, programming skills and knowledge of Linguistics or Psycholinguistics. 
 
Additional Information 
Dr. Helmer Strik (h.strik _at_ let.ru.nl) 
Dr. Catia Cucchiarini (c.cucchiarini _at_ let.ru.nl) 
Prof. Roeland van Hout (r.vanhout _at_ let.ru.nl) 
 
Application 
You can apply for the job (mention the vacancy number 23.24.09) before 1 February 2010 by sending your application - preferably by email - to: 
 
RU Nijmegen, Faculty of Arts, Personnel Department 
P.O. Box 9103, 6500 HD, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 
E-mail: [log in to unmask] 
 
 
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